"Auto"-matic Fun :)

Weird title for the post, but couldn't think of a better one. Couldn't think of anything else actually. This is a fun incident that happened today, I hope I can do justice to it.

I was waiting to find an auto at the busy Abids area in Hyderabad, to go to my father's bank at Himayatnagar. It normally takes around Rs 15-18 to travel that distance in an autorickshaw. These days, the autowallahs refuse to go by their meter and always ask for an exhorbitant sum. So today when I enquired about 15 autowallahs, the lowest they agreed to go was for 40 bucks. That was sheer robbery. Some even quoted Rs 60. On telling them to go by meter, they say :
"Madam, mehengai ka zamaana hai, humaare bhi kharche hai" (Madam, its costly these days, we need to meet our expenses too).
But is that an excuse??

Finally after asking another autowallah, I decided to call my cousin brother who lives at Abids, to come and drop me at the bank. Now why didn't I think of it before?? Simple. Just didn't want to trouble him. So, bro came and dropped me off at the bank where papa was waiting in our car with our neighbour, Moti Uncle.

As soon as I got into the car, I said, "These autowallahs...bloody no one was ready to come for less than Rs 40-50. Its so irritating".
To this papa said, "haan aajkal aisa hi ho gaya hai. Bahut demands ho rahi hai autowaalo ki" (Yeah its like that these days, autowaalas demanding a lot).

Moti Uncle always has something to say about everything. So he says, in his typical Hyderabadi accent, "Tu usko bolna tha "Bhaiyya, auto ka rate nahi pooch rahi, mere ko auto nahi khareedne ka hai....bas himayatnagar tak jaane ka hai" "(You should have said "Brother, I am not asking you for the auto's rate. I dont want to purchase your auto, I just want to go till Himayatnagar")

I found it really funny, I mean his witty, sarcastic reply. I hope you found it funny too.


P.S -- I might not have been able to do justice to what he said..very heavy hyderabadi accent, I didnt know how to put it in words here. So just imagine yesteryears actor Mehmood, who used to do the accent. :)

15 Observations:

  1. k.ø.c.h.ü said...:
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  1. k.ø.c.h.ü said...:

    Yippie i'm de first 2 comment...yey...
    Cheers 2 yer uncle :-)
    n super cool title...luvd it...but regarding de content..yupp...c dear...after havin read "beyond borders",each time i visit yer blog i search 4 de "smriti effect"...i didn't get it this time... :-(
    n hey told u na i was out...busy...now im partially back...2 b honest...among de list of items that i missed during my "off line" life smriti dolls was one...n actually it was when u asked what all quotes n un quotes r doing in my blog that i actually decided 2 post somethin...so pal...Hero's back officially! Catch u soon...this diwali !hugs...get ready 2 smile again...:-)

  1. hahha...ur uncle is my hero :P..hah...but yaar autos r worst these days u know naa..bloddy traffic and things..:P...dolls come bac soon..i wont force ya anymore..take ur time :)..


  1. --xh-- said...:

    :-) i have actually used that line...

  1. Priya Joyce said...:

    kya super cool post hai

    kya fun tha woh

    yupp sum irritating stuffs experienced by ur uncle..


  1. Diva said...:

    I once told an autowallah 'Aap auto chalare bhaiyya, taxi nai' :P :P .. I also wrote blogs where I mentioned how irritating the autowalahs are. I really wonder what can be done to improve this situation.... Anyways, I like the quote made by Moti uncle... SuperCOOL :D :D

  1. Karthik said...:

    In chennai v used to give the same comment as ur uncle suggested to auto drivers.. they snap us back "Go and Buy Moon then! Who cares! Come and wasting our time! Better go in Government buses! Y u need auto!"

    Then they use a tamil word "SAAVUGRAAKI' means one who is destined for death!!!

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  1. aqua gurl said...:

    hehehe...kinda funny....

    u brought back my Hyderabad memories!!!

  1. k.ø.c.h.ü said...:

    Do u really have any idea about de destruction im gonna create de next time v meet... idiot? Grrr

  1. Renu said...:

    Chennai is worst than Hyd for this auto menace and I am surprised that they do this robbery in front of policeman and nobody bothers.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    heheh...!! :D
    wow thats an interesting and very apt dialogue!! ur uncle has a wonderful sense of humour...!!


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  1. CяŷştąŁ said...:

    Kya reply the of your uncle..lol!
    Tooo good..

    Lekin just autowalas nahi..harr jagah mehengayi ne maara hai!

  1. shilpa said...:

    Haha that's funny! Hmm sometimes with the way the auto prices seem to exponentially rise..it may make sense to own one eh?

  1. Arjun said...:

    haha.. I can totally get it...

    These autowallas all through out India are changing i suppose.....

    Nice Post..!! Visiting ur blog for the first time..


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